16-18 April 2021 – Central North Island Photography Weekend

Blue Duck Station located in the Ruapehu District on the banks of the Whanganui and Retaruke Rivers, and surrounded by Whanganui National Park, is an outdoor photographer’s playground.  Come join Women in Photography’s private photography tour and workshop where we have the opportunity to photograph some of the Blue Duck Station’s most picturesque sights; this weekend is all about landscape and wildlife as Blue Duck Station is home to the endangered New Zealand blue duck, and other native species.

Designed for all cameras and skill levels, this is a hands-on this is a small group long weekend photography workshop; you will have personalised instruction where you will have the opportunity to expand your technical skills and enhance your artistic vision. As seen recently on Country Calendar, you will also learn about the station’s core values around conserving endangered wildlife, increase the health of native bush and rivers, and preserve the history of the area.

Over this three day weekend, not only will we rise early capturing spectacular sunrise landscape images of views from Mt Taranaki through to Ngauruhoe, Tongariro and Mt Ruapehu, but also eat late as we will be out capturing the sun setting across the mountain ranges.  We walk the Kaiwhakauka track to the waterfall for long exposure photography and look at photographing New Zealand’s wildlife.

Over a working lunch on Sunday, as we have a high definition data projector, we spend time having an depth review your top five images, along with covering Lightroom and Photoshop processing.

For this weekend you will need a very good level of fitness, sturdy walking shoes/boots, warm clothes including thermals. A full list of camera equipment will be provided closer to the time; we suggest that you need a telephoto, a wide angle prime along with ND graduated or CPL filters.

All attendees receive a Women in Photography A5 photography journal, pen and Cheat Sheets for the photography genres we cover over the weekend.  After the weekend, participants will be encouraged to keep in touch through our closed group FaceBook alumni network.

The price for this three day weekend includes your return flights from Wellington and Auckland (other locations available on request), transfers to and from Blue Duck Station, two nights’ accommodation and breakfast, lunch, dinner while at Blue Duck Station.

All Women in Photography weekend tours are organised through House of Travel, therefore you can be assured that you are booking through an IATA accredited travel agency. Mark the date in your diary – price is coming soon but you can secure you place by contacting Pam Young at House of Travel on pammy@hot.co.nzi

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